April 1, 2009

Conference Roll Call: Division I Women

Check back to LMO each Wednesday for a conference-by-conference, team-by-team breakdown of what's happening in NCAA Division I women's lacrosse.

AMERICA EAST

Vermont (7-4, 2-0 AE) jumped to the top of the conference standings last week by defeating UMBC, 11-6. Catamounts senior Kristen Millar began this week three goals shy of Vermont's career goals scored record with 131. Vermont faces off at Albany (4-6, 1-1 AE) on Wednesday in its only game of the week… Albany is coming off a 1-1 week, with a non-conference victory against Harvard and a 15-9 defeat at Boston University last Saturday that snapped a three-game winning streak. Albany attack Jodi Battaglia scored a career-high six goals in the win against Harvard. The Great Danes face off against Vermont on Wednesday and travel to Binghamton on Saturday... Boston University (6-3, 1-0 AE) won its conference opener last week against the Danes. The Terriers, who have never lost to Albany in 11 match-ups, head into this week with a four game winning streak. Senior midfielder Sarah Dalton won conference player of the week honors for the third time this season, posting six goals against Albany in the team’s only game last week. Boston University plays at Stony Brook on Saturday and travel to New Hampshire (7-3, 1-1 AE) on Wednesday… New Hampshire easily defeated Stony Brook last week in its only game, 21-7. New Hampshire enters the week with 140 goals scored and only 88 goals against. Wildcats attack Sarah Von Bargen is second to Dalton in the conference in both goals per game and points per game. New Hampshire enters Wednesday’s home matchup against Boston University with a 10-game home winning streak… UMBC (5-6, 1-1 AE) lost both of its games last week, first to cross-town opponent Johns Hopkins last Tuesday and at Vermont the following day. The Retrievers look to bounce back against Binghamton and New Hampshire this week… Stony Brook (3-9, 0-2 AE) also lost both of its games last week on the road, with a 15-7 defeat at Hofstra and the 21-7 loss at New Hampshire. The Seawolves have lost five consecutive games dating back to March 14. Stony Brook will host Boston University on Saturday in its only game of the week... Binghamton (2-7, 0-1 AE) has also lost its last five games, including defeats last week at Colgate and at Vanderbilt. The Bearcats had 13 shots to Vanderbilt’s 39 in the loss. Binghamton travels to UMBC on Wednesday before hosting Albany on Saturday.

-- J. Jude Hazard

AMERICAN LACROSSE CONFERENCE (ALC)

Johns Hopkins’ 16-7 loss to Towson on Sunday snapped an eight-game series winning streak. The last time Towson topped the Blue Jays was in 2000 …  Northwestern’s Hannah Nielsen is tied for the NCAA career assists record, and can break it in front of a home crowd under the lights Friday against No. 5 Duke… Senior goalkeeper Kristen Gilwee set Ohio State program records for saves (453) and wins (27) Sunday against Canisius. … Penn State head coach Suzanne Isidor said this week that she likes her team’s chances to spring an upset or two in the next few weeks because of the Nittany Lions’ balanced offensive attack. Four Nittany Lions have more than 10 goals on the season, and none has more than 16. “It makes us tough to defend because we have so many weapons,” Isidor said … Vanderbilt put up 22 goals in a blowout win against Binghamton on Saturday, the most the team had scored since a 22-goal output against Denver in 2000. In another first for the season, three Commodores registered hat tricks.

-- Daniel Malloy

ATLANTIC 10

George Washington’s Taylor Donohue set a new career high of seven points on four goals and three assists in a 13-12 win over St. Bonaventure on Sunday. Donohue was named the Atlantic-10 Player of the Week for helping GW start 2-0 in conference play. They were 1-6 in non-conference games. It is the Colonials fourth straight league win dating back to last year. In the conference opening 18-9 win over Duquesne on Friday, Katie Lilly set the program record with nine draw controls… Massachusetts opened conference play perfectly with wins over La Salle and St. Joseph’s. The Minutewomen defense was dominant in a 17-2 win over La Salle, the lowest output allowed by it since 2003. On the other end, nine different players scored against the Explorers. UMass saw six ties and six lead changes, and was on the up side for the final change in a 10-8 win over St. Joseph’s. Katie Florence made nine saves… Richmond broke out of its winless slump with back-to-back victories to open league play. The Spiders got four goals apiece from Caitlin Fifield, the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, in wins over St. Bonaventure on Friday and Duquesne on Sunday. Allison Furstenburg added a game-high three assists in the 17-15 win over the Bonnies. Mandy Friend scored the game-winner in overtime for a 14-13 win over Duquesne. The Spiders trailed by four goals in the second half, and three goals with six minutes in regulation. They play at UMass on Friday in an early battle for league supremacy… St. Joseph’s Jenna Martino had three goals, but the Hawks didn’t get their offense untracked in the second half of their 10-8 loss to UMass on Sunday. They scored just one goal in the second half to fall to 1-1 in the A-10. Martino had five points in the Hawks’ 15-6 win over Temple on Friday. The Hawks defense forced 20 turnovers. It was just their second-ever win over the Owls… Almost forgotten in Duquesne’s narrow overtime loss to Richmond was a career-high eight points by Meghan Frederick. She had four goals and four assists. Ashley Wood also had four goals. Wood scored her 100th career goal in the Dukes’ loss to GW to start conference play Friday. Wood, who scored 40 goals last season, already has a team-high 29 through 11 games, tied for fourth in the A-10… St. Bonaventure forced GW into a season-high 22 turnovers but still came up one goal short, 13-12, Sunday. Molly Hastrich had six goals in the loss. The junior attack had five goals in the 17-15 loss to Richmond on Friday. Hastrich continues to hold the league lead at 3.67 goals per game… Temple’s Jessica Colucci is second in the A-10 in saves per game, but the Owls need more shots at the other end, though even that hasn’t always worked. Temple held an 18-9 shot advantage in the second half against La Salle, but couldn’t rally for its first win of the season. The Owls remain last in goals per game in the A-10, and sit last in fouls per game and turnovers as well. Only Brittney Hoffman has hit double digits in goals this year with 12… La Salle actually had the lead against UMass in its conference opener only to surrender 16 straight goals to the Minutewomen. Two days later, they earned their first conference win since 2006. Nicole McCurdy helped the Explorers preserve their lead against Temple by causing a game-high six turnovers. Mara Schnellenbach had 11 saves in the win.

-- Justin Feil

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE (ACC)

With wins against Virginia Tech on Wednesday and Boston College on Saturday, North Carolina has now won six consecutive games. The Tar Heels travel up to Columbus on Friday to play Ohio State and then stay there for a Sunday game against Penn State. UNC was up 8-1 and 11-3 before beating BC by a score of 12-8. Chelsea Parks had five goals against the Eagles on seven shots... Duke cut it close against Virginia on Saturday, as Sarah Bullard scored with 11.3 seconds left to give Duke a 13-12 win on the road. The win broke a three-game losing streak against Virginia.The Blue Devils can’t celebrate too much, though, as they have a road game against No. 1 Northwestern on Friday. Junior Lindsay Gilbride had four goals and two assists against the Cavaliers... Virginia’s 13-12 loss to Duke on Saturday was its fifth game of the season decided by three goals or less. The Cavaliers are 3-2 in those games. Senior Jenny Hauser had a career-high six goals in the game... Everyone knows that Maryland likes to score, and on Sunday they hit the 20-goal mark for the first time this season in a win against Stanford. Brittany Jones had a career-high six goals to lead the way. Sarah Mollison had four goals and three assists. The Terps are now 11-0 heading into Friday’s game against Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. Freshman Karri Ellen Johnson took home the ACC Player of the Week award with 13 goals and three assists during Maryland’s three wins last week... Boston College outscored North Carolina 7-6 in the second half of Saturday’s game, but it wasn’t enough as the Tar Heels won 12-8. The Eagles converted three of seven free-position shots... It was a sweet senior day for Virginia Tech seniors Rachel Culp and Kari Morrison on Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. Freshman Jessica Nonn’s sudden death game-winner in double-overtime sent them out with an 11-10 win on their home field. The final assist came from Culp, and she also scored her 100th career goal during the first overtime. Nonn had four goals, while Culp had two goals and two assists. Morrison had eight saves.

-- Jesse Baumgartner

BIG EAST

Cincinnati (5-5, 0-2 Big East) received a career-high five goals from Lindsey Marshall Friday night in an 11-9 loss to Connecticut, as conference play kicked off in earnest. The Bearcats were swept on their Friday-Sunday road trip, dropping a 23-7 decision to No. 8 Syracuse on Sunday... Connecticut freshman Anna Wallingford was named the conferences defensive player of the year after spearheading a weekend sweep of Cincinnati and Louisville. Wallingford stopped 13 total shots for the Huskies (2-9, 2-1). Whitney Micheles goal with 12 seconds left sealed the one-goal win over Louisville... No. 6 Georgetown (7-3, 2-0) opened conference action with a pivotal 14-12 road win over No. 9 Notre Dame on Friday. Caitlin Formby made 11 saves, and Sarah Seats' two goals and one assist off the bench were a big lift... Louisville had a rough opening weekend and dropped to 6-3, 0-2. Emily Dashiell had three goals and six draw controls in the loss to Connecticut... Just after climbing to No. 13 in the polls, Loyola (7-3, 0-2) endured the toughest weekend of any in the conference, getting upset by Rutgers on Friday and falling at Notre Dame on Sunday. A 6-1 deficit at Rutgers on Friday was too deep to overcome. Against the Irish, the Greyhounds couldnt build on 11 first-half saves by goalie Meg Steffe. ND scored nine second-half goals against just three saves... Two days after a loss to Georgetown, Notre Dame capitalized on an 8-for-10 showing in the free-position category against Loyola. Gina Scioscia scored six goals in the win... Rutgers (4-7, 1-2) had a strong showing, getting eight saves from Sandra Abel to limit Georgetown to nine goals in Sundays 9-5 loss. Karie McGuire caused four turnovers... Syracuse (8-2, 3-0) stands atop the standings by a half-game after running its regular-season conference winning streak to 12. Junior Christina Dove recorded five points Sunday against Cincinnati to become the third player in school history to score 200 points in her career. "It's a huge honor," Dove told the school's Web site, "but I'm glad I can help out my team just by helping to win as many games as possible." Teammate Katie Rowan was named the conference player of the week Monday after recording 15 total points in the teams two wins.

-- Brian Delaney

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (CAA)

Delaware fell to Loyola (Md.), 11-5, and at Vanderbilt, 20-10, but pulled out a 6-5 victory over Oregon. Goalkeeper Jessica Cerveny made 14 stops against the Ducks… Drexel snapped a five-game winning streak with a 11-6 loss to Lehigh. Leading Drexel scorer Charlotte Woods (22g, 4a) was held to a single tally versus the Mountain Hawks. The Dragons open CAA competition on Friday when they host George Mason and continue with league play on Sunday when they host No. 18 James Madison… George Mason attacker Madalyn Jamison had a breakout game in the Patriots’ 18-8 win over local rival American. The sophomore recorded five goals, two assists, four ground balls, three caused turnovers and two draw controls. Mason opens CAA play on Friday at Drexel and travels to Hofstra on Sunday… Hofstra was the only team in the CAA to win twice last week, besting Rutgers, 13-7, and Stony Brook, 15-7. Junior middie Sandy Wasserbach shone in both wins, with three goals against Rutgers and a career-high five goals against Stony Brook. Hofstra welcomes CAA opponent No. 18 James Madison on Friday and George Mason on Sunday… James Madison, the only ranked team in the CAA, suffered through a tough week, falling to two top-10 opponents. The Dukes dropped a 18-9 game to No. 9 Virginia, and a 17-7 game to No. 2 Maryland. JMU is now on a four-game losing streak as it heads into its first CAA games of the year at Hofstra and at Drexel… On the same day as the epic UM-UVA men’s game with a record-setting seven overtimes, Old Dominion went into double OT against Virginia Tech, and came up short. Kelly Kimener had a hat trick for the Monarchs, and goalie Sarah Geary had 14 saves against the Hokies, but it wasn’t quite enough as they fell, 11-10, in Blacksburg.  ODU beat Longwood, 10-8, earlier in the week, thanks to a career-high six goals from junior Ashley Kellogg. The Monarchs are 5-2 heading into a home game against Virginia on Wednesday… Towson freshman goalie Mary Teeters made nine saves in a 14-7 loss to No. 2 Maryland. Six different Maryland players scored on Teeters, but none of them were Terps sophomore attacker Ellen Cook, who is also Teeters’ cousin. (Cook, a Maryland reserve player, did not play in the match.) The Tigers rebounded from the Maryland loss with a 16-7 win over Johns Hopkins. After falling to an early 1-3 deficit against their Charles Street rivals, the Tigers scored seven straight goals to take the lead for good. Junior midfielder Nikki Marcinik led Towson’s scoring with three goals and three assists… After beating Richmond, 19-11, William and Mary dropped its last non-conference game of the season in a 14-12 loss to No. 15 Penn State. Grace Golden, the CAA Player of the Week, had seven goals and three assists in this week’s games. The Tribe begins CAA play on the road this week, at Towson on Friday and at Delaware on Sunday.

-- Clare Lochary

INDEPENDENTS

Longwood had its four-game winning streak snapped after falling to Old Dominion 10-8 last Wednesday. Sophomore Amanda Bereznay led the Lancers (6-4) with three goals. Longwood return to action on Thursday when it hosts Howard (0-8). Senior attack Sakita Holley scored a career-high 11 goals in the Bison’s 21-18 loss to Wilmington College on Monday... Davidson’s drought continues as it fell 18-4 to Leigh on Saturday, marking its fourth consecutive loss. The Wildcats (5-6) were led by Haley Cook’s season-high three goals and Jen Crawford tallied her team-leading 22nd goal of the season, but that was all the scoring Davidson could muster against the Mountain Hawks… Detroit Mercy notched its second consecutive victory and recorded a season-high 21 goals in a 21-15 victory against Presbyterian on Saturday. Freshman Anna Eidem was named Independent women's lacrosse Player of the Week as she helped led the Titans (4-5) with 18 points in a pair of victories this weekend. Presbyterian avenged Saturday’s loss with an 18-8 win over Fresno State on Sunday. The 18 goals scored were a school record for the Blue Hose (2-9). Jenna Handshoe had a game-high seven points on two goals and five assists, while Brittni Dulaney had five goals and an assist and Jordan Newberry notched five goals... Villanova recorded its third straight win with a 13-12 victory at Le Moyne on Sunday. Redshirt sophomore Erica Rybinski and senior Taryn McKenna combined to score the game-tying and game-winning goals just 16 seconds apart in the closing minutes for Villanova (4-6), who will play its next five straight games at home. Sophomore Katlin Walker netted three goals to lead Le Moyne (4-7), while Rebekah Elmer finished with a pair of goals to run her team-best season total to 24.

-- Steven Russolillo

IVY LEAGUE

Dartmouth junior goalkeeper Julie Wadland made nine saves, including three free position shots, in a 16-1 win over Brown. It was the fewest goals allowed by the Big Green since March 24, 2002, and avenged last year’s upset loss to the Bears. Wadland also had six saves in a 17-8 win over Fairfield to earn Ivy Defensive Player of the Week honors. She has a 3.50 goals against average in Ivy play… Princeton got a rarity from Marie McKenna. The senior defender scored her first collegiate goal in the Tigers win over Temple. The goal sparked a five-goal run after Temple had scored three straight. She was back to more of the usual in leading the Tigers in caused turnovers and ground balls in a 15-8 win over Cornell on Saturday. It was Princeton’s 22nd straight win over the Big Red… Cornell’s Tissy O’Connor won four draw controls in the loss to Princeton. The junior leads the Big Red with 21 draw controls this season. She is third on the team in caused turnovers with eight. Freshmen Jessi Steinberg and Katie Kirk lead the Big Red in scoring and ground balls respectively. Kirk ranks second behind O’Connor for draw controls… Penn remained unbeaten this season with a 16-11 win over Columbia. Emma Spiro, the Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week, had four goals as did Ali DeLuca. The Quakers weren’t happy about surrendering a season-high eight goals in the second half to the Lions. Penn was up 11-0 in the first half. They were honored before the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings game on Saturday… Brown sits second to Penn among Ivy schools in turnovers per game. The Bears need to sustain control, however, with the lowest shooting percentage in the league. Opponents are finding the net however, as the Bears rank last in save percentage. Katelyn Caro scored Brown’s only goal against Dartmouth, and the freshman had four goals in a 10-9 loss to Oregon… Brittany Shannon had three goals for Columbia in its 16-11 loss to Penn. The 11 goals was the most scored on the Quakers this season, and they came in customary fashion for the Lions. While they have been outscored handily in the first half of games, they have 18 more goals than their opponents in the second half of games. Shannon, a junior, leads the Lions with 24 goals and 28 points… Harvard has dominated its league opponents in several statistical areas, and that helped to produce its first Ivy win, 8-5, over Yale. The Crimson have bettered foes in draw controls, ground balls, caused turnovers and clear percentage. Kaitlin Martin continued her hot start with a game-high four goals. Jess Halpern had three goals to help snap Yale’s two-game winning streak in the series. The Crimson host No. 2 Penn on Saturday and No. 10 Virginia Sunday. Harvard has yet to win back-to-back games this season… Yale’s defense has been consistently stingy this season. The Bulldogs kept Harvard under double digits in an 8-5 loss. It was the fifth straight time that Yale has held an opponent under its goals-per-game average. The Bulldogs are 0-3 in Ivy play, but go out of conference Wednesday to take on a Holy Cross team they’ve beaten 12 straight times. Over the last five games, freshman goalie Whiten Quackenbush has posted a 55.8 save percentage while allowing just 8.40 goals per game.

-- Justin Feil

METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (MAAC)

Canisius (5-7, 1-0 MAAC) beat visiting Siena 11-8 on Friday in its MAAC opener before 312 fans. Brett Poissant posted a career-best four goals. Allison Daley made 11 saves. The Golden Griffins dropped their third consecutive road game, however, 15-9 at No. 16 Ohio State on Sunday. Canisius trailed only 7-6 at halftime. Chelsea Martinez had four goals. It was the first meeting with the Buckeyes. Martinez has 112 draw controls in her career, two shy of the school record by Erica Nasca. Martinez has caused 74 turnovers, moving into second place on the school’s all-time list. Canisius is 0-7 against ranked teams, 0-3 this season. The Griffins, 3-3 at home, host Iona on Friday and Manhattan on Sunday… Fairfield (8-2, 2-0) has won seven of its last eight. Senior midfielder Rebecca White of Fairfield was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week. She had four goals against No. 16 Dartmouth, tallied three goals in a 15-7 win at Iona on Friday and posted four goals in a 22-6 rout at Manhattan on Sunday. Freshman goalie Lauren Chatnik earned MAAC defensive honors by earning the two league victories, stopping 14 shots. Erin Rigby had the hat trick against Iona. Fourteen players scored in the Manhattan game, with Kristen Coleman tallying three. The Stags are 5-1 on the road. Fairfield hosts Marist on Friday, plays at Siena on Sunday and hosts Holy Cross on Tuesday… Iona (2-8, 0-2) lost to visiting Fairfield, 15-7, on Friday and lost 11-7 at Marist on Sunday. Elizabeth Coholan had three goals in both setbacks, giving her 25 for the season. Colleen Magri made 20 stops against Fairfield and 16 against Marist. The Gaels play the next three on the road: at Manhattan, Friday at Canisius and Sunday at Niagara on Sunday… Manhattan (6-3, 1-1) opened MAAC play with a 14-12 win over visiting Marist on Friday. Caralyn Hickey, Julia Lavelle and Chrissy Gutenberger each had three goals. The Jaspers lost to visiting Fairfield 22-6 on Sunday. Phelicia VanOverbeke had three goals against the Stags. The Jaspers host Iona and then take to the road for games with Niagara on Friday and Canisius on Sunday… Marist (7-2, 2-1) set a program record with its fourth consecutive victory, as the Red Foxes won 15-11 at Siena last Wednesday. The Red Foxes followed with a 14-12 loss at Manhattan on Friday and an 11-7 home win over Iona on Sunday. Freshman goalie Kelsey Thoms made 26 saves and had a goals against of 10.67 over three games to earn MAAC Rookie of the Week honors. Kate Nofstker had four goals against Iona and three against Manhattan. Lauren Ciccarello also had three goals against the Jaspers. The 342 fans at the Iona game is the highest attendance for a MAAC league game this season. Marist plays at Fairfield on Friday and hosts Colgate next Tuesday…. Niagara (4-6, 1-0) snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-12 victory at Siena on Sunday. Courtney Formato had five goals, with Leigh Downing and Caitlin Sacco adding three apiece. Whitney Gill made 24 saves. It was Niagara’s first MAAC victory in 15 games, dating back to a 12-11 double-overtime win over Siena on April 22, 2006. The 16 goals were the second-best offensive output of the season, and most in a MAAC game since the 2006 Siena game. Niagara had 23 goals against Howard on March 8. The Purple Eagles host Manhattan on Friday and Iona on Sunday… Siena (6-4, 0-3) hit a wall last week, losing three MAAC contests. The Saints lost to visiting Marist 15-11 on Wednesday, 11-8 against Canisius on Friday and 16-12 to visiting Niagara on Sunday. Lindsey Rosecrans tallied four goals against Marist and Niagara. Caitlin Mikel added three goals against Niagara. The Saints host Fairfield on Sunday and play at Capital Region rival Albany on Tuesday.

-- Ken McMillan

MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION (MPSF)

Denver held on for a 11-10 win over MPSF rival Cal on Saturday. Freshman midfielder Lauren Ciccomascolo (1g, 1a) got what proved to be the game-winner on a penalty shot at 5:20. Ali Flury and Steph Coyne both recorded hat tricks in the win, while senior midfielder Karen Morton had a single goal. Morton now has 229 career points, and is just two points shy of breaking Denver’s all-time career record held by Steph Greenlees (2003-2006). The win boosted Denver to a national ranking of 20, which it will defend against MPSF foe Oregon on Saturday… Oregon went 2-1 during an East Coast swing last week, beating Brown (10-9) and LeMoyne (17-11) and coming up just short against Delaware (6-5). The loss to the Blue Hens ended a record-tying six-game winning streak for Oregon. Against Brown, senior Ilsa van den Berg got the game-winner on a free position with 1:02 remaining, and freshman twins Jana and Jess Drummond combined for seven of the Ducks’ 10 goals. Oregon travels to Denver on Saturday… Stanford split its games during a Maryland road trip last week, beating Johns Hopkins 10-7 and falling to No. 2 Maryland, 20-12. Junior midfielder Julie Christy had a career-high five goals in the loss to the Terps. Stanford does not play this week, but host Denver on April 10 and Cal on April 12… UC Davis got a 9-7 road win at Central Connecticut State, but fell short at Manhattan (14-10) during a spring break trip to the East Coast. UC Davis hits the road again this weekend to play Villanova on Saturday and Howard on Monday. The Wildcats and the Bison have a combined record of 4-14, so the Aggies might fare better on this venture… While Cal suffered a heartbreaking 11-10 loss in its MPSF opener to Denver, the Bears can take heart in the performance of goalie Morgan Dyson. Dyson had 16 saves in the loss, and the Pioneers went 3-of-12 on free position shots. The Bears also got a nice surprise from Alyse Kennedy, who came off the bench for three goals and two assists in the second half of the Denver game. The Bears face MPSF rival St. Mary’s on Wednesday, before preparing themselves for a trip to Evanston to take on No. 1 Northwestern on Sunday… Fresno State continues to struggle with a 0-4 MPSF record and 0-8 overall mark, including three road losses this week. But there have been a few bright spots for the first-year program. Heather Jack, who scored the program’s first goal, scored five goals in an 18-8 loss to Presbyterian, setting an individual single-game record for the program. Jack and the Bulldogs hit the road again against MPSF rival St. Mary’s on Saturday… St. Mary’s was off last week, but will play at Cal on Wednesday and will host Fresno State on Saturday. St. Mary’s (0-3 in conference) and FSU (0-4) are currently tied for last place in the MPSF.

-- Clare Lochary

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE (NEC)

Mount St. Mary’s sits atop the NEC standings with a 3-0 mark after nipping Monmouth 10-9 on Sunday. The Mount has scored 48 goals in its current three-game winning streak and plays preseason league favorite Quinnipiac on Sunday… Sacred Heart is also riding a winning streak. The Pioneers have won four straight to improve to 5-5 overall and 2-0 in the league. Amanda Williams had her second six-goal game of the year in a 19-9 win over Bryant on Sunday. She leads the league with 31 goals… Quinnipiac racked up 22 goals in a win over Long Island on Sunday to move to 5-2, the best record in the league. The Bobcats play a nonleague game against Bryant on Friday before Sunday’s showdown with the Mount… Robert Morris moved to .500 at 5-5 with a 19-14 win over Wagner last Friday. The Colonials have scored double-digit goals in seven straight games with the 19 being a season-high… Monmouth’s 10-9 loss to Mt. St. Mary’s was its third one-goal loss of the season, and all have been by 10-9 scores. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak. Monmouth plays at Wagner and Central Connecticut this weekend…Two of Wagner’s three wins have come in the league and the Seahawks are just a game out of first place. Janine Bright had four goals and three assists in last weekend’s 16-11 league win over St. Francis (Pa.)… Long Island has scored 48 goals in its last four games, but has only one win to show for it. The Blackbirds have given up 72 goals in that span. They host St. Francis and Robert Morris this weekend…since snapping a 48-game losing streak with a win over Howard, St. Francis (Pa.) has dropped three straight. The Red Flash led Wagner 5-2 last week before getting outscored 9-3 down the stretch… Central Connecticut is still winless at 0-9, but Blue Devils’ goalie Alice Lee leads the country with 15.6 saves per game. She is also among the national leaders with a 53.6 save percentage. The Blue Devils have three shots at a win this week, playing Bryant, Mt. St. Mary’s and Monmouth.

-- Brian Logue

PATRIOT LEAGUE

American junior Amanda Makoid was named the American University Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by GEICO, on Monday. Makoid netted seven goals on 11 shots and added one assist as the Eagles went 1-1 in regular season play this week.  She scored three goals and added an assist in the Eagles’ 12-11 win over Lafayette on Saturday… Bucknell senior midfielder Bonnie Buechel was named the Damon's Bison Athlete of the Week on Monday after scoring the game-winning goal in the team's 12-11 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday. The win upped the Bison’s Patriot League mark to a best-ever 4-0, kept them in sole possession of first place in the league standings, and clinched a berth in next month's Patriot League Tournament… Colgate, now winner of seven of its last eight contests, shot to a 4-0 lead in the opening 18:08 of its 9-3 win over Navy in Annapolis and never looked back. With the victory, Colgate improved to 9-3 on the year and 3-0 in the Patriot League… Holy Cross’ senior class of Calley Benoit, Kelly Casey, Kaitlyn Curley, Lisa Gagne and Samantha Hallowell has been one of the most successful classes in the history of Holy Cross lacrosse. During their four years, the Crusaders won the first two Patriot League championships and earned the first two NCAA postseason appearances in the history of the program. These seniors have been a part of 34 wins and have a 13-7 Patriot League record in their four years… Lafayette  scored the game’s final three goals, but it was not enough, as it dropped a 12-11 loss to American. Senior midfielder Kristin Ruminski scored three goals and added an assist for Lafayette… Lehigh ran its winning streak to six games Monday after defeating Drexel, 11-6 in Philadelphia. Freshman Kelly Draper scored twice, while sophomores Allison Thomas and Lauren Dykstra both found the back of the net twice. The win streak is Lehigh’s longest since the 1985 season. The Mountain Hawks record now stands at 8-3… Navy freshman Dani Vivonetto scored five goals in two games last week, including her third career hat trick on Saturday against Colgate. Shehas now scored a goal in each of her first seven career games and has 15 on the season.

-- Andy Krauss


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